someone wants to buy your home

Someone Wants to Buy Your Home (But it’s Not for Sale)

You go to your mailbox and find a handwritten envelope from someone you don't know. The envelope contains a letter offering to buy your home at a great price. But you haven't even thought about…
final walk-through

How to Prepare for the Final Walk-Through

The final walk-through in real estate gives buyers the chance to confirm the home is in the same condition as when they made their offer and had the home inspected. It's also an opportunity…
how to price your home to sell

How to Price Your Home to Sell

Each home is unique and has its own story to tell. So how do you know how to price your home? Here are some guidelines to help you determine a realistic asking price. Review…
do you need a home warranty?

Do You Need a Home Warranty?

Do you need a home warranty? If you're a first-time homeowner, you might. But there are reasons why other homeowners should consider a home warranty, too. Here's what you need to know.…
write a letter to the seller

Does it Help to Write a Letter to the Seller?

If you're trying to buy a home in a hotly competitive market in which all-cash, non-contingent offers are the order of the day, you may need some extra leverage. One strategy that sometimes works…
holiday home buying and selling tips

Holiday Home Buying and Selling Tips

If a seller hasn't sold their home by the time the year-end holidays arrive, they'll typically remove it from the market. For one reason, activity is often slower this time of year. Also, many sellers…
home buyer incentives

Top 5 Home Buyer Incentives

If your home is proving difficult to sell, or you expect it to be a tough sell, you'll probably need to sweeten the pie. Here are five great home buyer incentives to…
sell your home in winter

Should You Sell Your Home in Winter?

Over the years, I’ve asked sellers if they would consider listing their home in January, right after the first of the year. At first, they look at me like I’m crazy. Who sells…
why use a real estate agent

Why Use a Real Estate Agent? Top 5 Reasons

Why use a real estate agent? In this era of instant access to information, it's tempting to think you don't really need to. For some people, that may be true. But real…
real estate myths and facts

Know the Difference Between Real Estate Myths and Facts

If you’re considering buying or selling a home, following conventional wisdom isn't always...wise. Here are some of the top real estate myths and facts. Real estate myth: With so much information online,…